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IPI outraged over confirmation of Cumhuriyet sentences

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists defending press freedom, condemned a Turkish appeals court decision upholding jail sentences given to 14 current and former journalists and staff members of the secular newspaper Cumhuriyet. An Istanbul appeals court yesterday confirmed the sentences handed down by a lower criminal […]

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Nedim Türfent: ‘No hope’ for domestic legal recourse in Turkey

By NEDİM TÜRFENT / Jailed journalist calls on Europe not to bargain with ‘humanity’s most fundamental values’

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Resolution: Turkey: The myth of domestic legal remedy

A total of 47 MEPs and 14 press freedom and free expression organizations led by the International Press Institute (IPI) and Green MEP Rebecca Harms have joined a resolution underscoring the lack of effective domestic legal remedies for journalists targeted in Turkey’s media crackdown. The resolution follows a roundtable held under Chatham House Rules on […]

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No progress toward media freedom in Turkey, IPI report finds

Turkey has made no progress toward restoring press freedom after ending emergency rule last July, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today in a report summarizing a three-day visit to the country in December. The report, “Progress Arrested”, concludes that “rather than repealing the emergency decrees that the government had put in place to suppress […]

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